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University, Student Reach Settlement

STUDENT PRIVACY—U.S.

October 22, 2010

Marshall University has reached a tentative settlement with the daughter of West Virginia's state treasurer, the plaintiff in a lawsuit claiming the school and a professor violated her privacy by releasing information about her grades. WHSV-3 reports on the proposed settlement between the university and Emily Perdue, who filed the lawsuit in July on the grounds that she suffered emotional distress and harm by the leaked information. Her attorneys and the university have agreed to an $81,250 settlement, the report states, and the agreement is expected to be finalized in the week ahead.
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